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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby Fledermaus on Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:27 pm

For those who have loopback issues and experience the "no sound issue", try the following:

(loopback issues: no cables between your pci tv card and your sound card)

1. turn on tvtime
2. open a terminal and enter the following:

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pactl load-module module-loopback


It should work immediatly, at least it did for me.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby wandaschmick on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:48 am

"For those who have loopback issues and experience the "no sound issue", try the following:

(loopback issues: no cables between your pci tv card and your sound card)

1. turn on tvtime
2. open a terminal and enter the following:

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pactl load-module module-loopback

It should work immediatly, at least it did for me."

This is really working, thank you for sharing this wonderful information.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby Niks on Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:29 am

Hi chenyixiu

please run lsusb ( within a terminal ) with the stick connected and see if your stick is a least found. :roll:
If it is, :) then you can use the very first post in this thread to get it working :D or at least know which name to google for :P ( mostly based on chip sets and not brand names ).

I do wonder why you using mint 7 :? Will limit your options on this kind of hardware! :mrgreen:
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby Jesuo on Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:00 am

hi all.

Have you any clue about this TDT usb card 1b80:d393 form conceptronic? the model is ctvdigusb2.

I tried some drivers and those dont install, a
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lsmod | grep dvb
shows nothing......any clue?

Tx
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby ironcladbarrel on Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:56 pm

First post for meeeee! Love Mint!
I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250, and when I had Mint 10.04, the functionality was "sketchy". I was using MythTV and when I would connect the antenna, it would receive a signal for a few seconds then the comp would log out completely out of my account! This is what I get for lsmod | grep dvb:

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videobuf_dvb           14147  1 cx23885
dvb_core              110487  2 cx23885,videobuf_dvb
videobuf_core          26135  3 cx23885,videobuf_dma_sg,videobuf_dvb


and lsmod:
Code: Select all
Module                  Size  Used by
cryptd                 20510  0
aes_x86_64             17208  484
aes_generic            38279  1 aes_x86_64
binfmt_misc            17565  1
parport_pc             36959  0
ppdev                  17113  0
vesafb                 13761  1
dm_crypt               22993  0
nvidia              10709116  42
ir_lirc_codec          12898  0
lirc_dev               19232  1 ir_lirc_codec
ir_sony_decoder        12549  0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     28103  1
mt2131                 13387  1
ir_jvc_decoder         12546  0
ir_rc6_decoder         12546  0
s5h1409                18754  1
ir_rc5_decoder         12546  0
snd_hda_codec_realtek   336693  1
ir_nec_decoder         12546  0
cx23885               142382  0
rc_core                26918  7 ir_lirc_codec,ir_sony_decoder,ir_jvc_decoder,ir_rc6_decoder,ir_rc5_decoder,ir_nec_decoder,cx23885
cx2341x                28272  1 cx23885
videobuf_dma_sg        19307  1 cx23885
videobuf_dvb           14147  1 cx23885
snd_hda_intel          33211  2
snd_hda_codec         103804  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
dvb_core              110487  2 cx23885,videobuf_dvb
videobuf_core          26135  3 cx23885,videobuf_dma_sg,videobuf_dvb
snd_hwdep              13604  1 snd_hda_codec
v4l2_common            17647  2 cx23885,cx2341x
snd_pcm                96625  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
videodev               82052  3 cx23885,cx2341x,v4l2_common
snd_seq_midi           13324  0
v4l2_compat_ioctl32    17078  1 videodev
btcx_risc              13640  1 cx23885
snd_rawmidi            30486  1 snd_seq_midi
tveeprom               21249  1 cx23885
snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                61621  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              29602  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         14462  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd                    67382  14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
psmouse                73535  0
serio_raw              13166  0
soundcore              12680  1 snd
i2c_nforce2            13058  0
snd_page_alloc         18529  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
shpchp                 37297  0
lp                     17825  0
parport                46458  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
joydev                 17606  0
dm_raid45              77827  0
xor                    12890  1 dm_raid45
btrfs                 550402  0
zlib_deflate           27074  1 btrfs
libcrc32c              12644  1 btrfs
usbhid                 46956  0
hid                    91020  1 usbhid
video                  19438  0
r8169                  48022  0
ahci                   25951  2
libahci                26642  1 ahci
pata_jmicron           12747  0


Any help is greatly appreciated! BTW, I'm running 4GB RAM, 8400 Core 2 Duo, Mint 11.04 64bit. (I'd love to really use the remote that came with the card, too!)

Thanks!
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby ivvyevents on Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:09 pm

I think there is some issue with the compatibility, I too had a similar problem a little while back but getting the card changed did work out for me. Checking the list of the compatible cards is the key.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby jmor8801 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:36 pm

i always use linuxtv.org . They have a lot of usefull info on differnet tuners and how to get them going .

here is the link for the hardware page:

http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hardw ... nformation
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby gamez on Tue May 08, 2012 9:55 am

Could you add Creatix CTX948 (chipset Philips SAA7134) to your list, was build in a Medion PC MD8833 (among others).

Thx,

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby vox on Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:58 pm

My dear Serbian friend,
Is there any chance ATI Theater 200 chip is supported (ATI All In Wonder 2006 PCI Express)

There seems to be a Linux driver
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/l ... ng=English

Advise which software to use

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby jems on Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:17 pm

I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 which I bought from Newegg a few years ago:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116037
Over the years, I've not had much success making it work. I tried OpenSuse, and Ubuntu. However, yesterday, I got it to work in Linux Mint 13! It was actually very easy.
I used some of the info in this http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-2200

Here's all I had to do:
1) physically install the card. The following showed up in dmesg:
[ 4.604840] saa7164 driver loaded
[ 4.604890] saa7164 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 4.606586] CORE saa7164[0]: subsystem: 0070:8851, board: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 [card=7,autodetected]
[ 4.606591] saa7164[0]/0: found at 0000:02:00.0, rev: 129, irq: 16, latency: 0, mmio: 0xe8000000
[ 4.606596] saa7164 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 4.764079] saa7164_downloadfirmware() no first image
[ 4.764088] saa7164_downloadfirmware() Waiting for firmware upload (NXP7164-2010-03-10.1.fw)
[ 4.947883] saa7164_downloadfirmware() Upload failed. (file not found?)

I then followed the comment from the Wiki:
"This necessitated the download of http://www.steventoth.net/linux/hvr22xx ... 03-10.1.fw and copy to /lib/firmware/<current kernel>"

So, I downloaded, and installed the file:
# cp NXP7164-2010-03-10.1.fw /lib/firmware/`uname -r`

Then rebooted. Upon doing so, the following showed up in dmesg:

[ 6.222892] saa7164 driver loaded
[ 6.222945] saa7164 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[APC6] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 6.223659] CORE saa7164[0]: subsystem: 0070:8891, board: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR2250 [card=7,autodetected]
[ 6.223663] saa7164[0]/0: found at 0000:02:00.0, rev: 129, irq: 16, latency: 0, mmio: 0xdf400000
[ 6.223668] saa7164 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 6.380012] saa7164_downloadfirmware() no first image
[ 6.380029] saa7164_downloadfirmware() Waiting for firmware upload (NXP7164-2010-03-10.1.fw)
[ 7.050714] saa7164_downloadfirmware() firmware read 4019072 bytes.
[ 7.050717] saa7164_downloadfirmware() firmware loaded.
[ 7.050724] saa7164_downloadfirmware() SecBootLoader.FileSize = 4019072
[ 7.050729] saa7164_downloadfirmware() FirmwareSize = 0x1fd6
[ 7.050730] saa7164_downloadfirmware() BSLSize = 0x0
[ 7.050732] saa7164_downloadfirmware() Reserved = 0x0
[ 7.050733] saa7164_downloadfirmware() Version = 0x1661c00
[ 13.904011] saa7164_downloadimage() Image downloaded, booting...
[ 14.008012] saa7164_downloadimage() Image booted successfully.
[ 16.128007] saa7164_downloadimage() Image downloaded, booting...
[ 17.792014] saa7164_downloadimage() Image booted successfully.
[ 17.836230] saa7164[0]: Hauppauge eeprom: model=88061
[ 18.581375] DVB: registering new adapter (saa7164)
[ 24.038804] DVB: registering new adapter (saa7164)
[ 24.039230] saa7164[0]: registered device video0 [mpeg]
[ 24.268810] saa7164[0]: registered device video1 [mpeg]
[ 24.479163] saa7164[0]: registered device vbi0 [vbi]
[ 24.479211] saa7164[0]: registered device vbi1 [vbi]

This created the /dev needed:
$ ls -la /dev/dvb/adapter*
/dev/dvb/adapter0:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 Dec 24 07:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 80 Dec 24 07:01 ..
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 212, 1 Dec 24 07:01 demux0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 212, 2 Dec 24 07:01 dvr0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 212, 0 Dec 24 07:01 frontend0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 212, 3 Dec 24 07:01 net0

/dev/dvb/adapter1:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 Dec 24 07:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 80 Dec 24 07:01 ..
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 212, 5 Dec 24 07:01 demux0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 212, 6 Dec 24 07:01 dvr0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 212, 4 Dec 24 07:01 frontend0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 212, 7 Dec 24 07:01 net0
$

Once that was done, I installed kaffeine, had it 'scan' for channels, and I was watching TV.
The only thing left is getting ALL the channels. For some reason, it only picked up about half of my digital TV channels.

Still working on that.
I hope this helps anyone else trying to get DTV cards to work!

I'm using Kaffeine, which seems pretty cool. It has nice recording, and scheduled recording options. Somehow, it picks up the schedules of what is on each channel for the upcoming day.

I tried installing configuring MythTV, but there were countless configuration questions/options. Questions/options like:

Phase Inversion Frequency
Photon Inertial Dampener Seed
Transcode Multiplier
Video Differential Offset
Digital Frequency Dampener Value
Reverse Allignment Tertiary Gain Setting
Primary Video Colorburst Angle

Ok, I made that up. But similar questions and I had no clue. :)

Kaffeine just worked.


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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby jmor8801 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:06 pm

All reported tv tuners that work on linux are on linuxtv.org . Also info on how and what is needed to get them to work if anything. For example the wintv 1600 model is supported without doing anything. Just fire up kaffeine and get going.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby j paul on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:19 pm

running lspci -v gives me

03:01.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)
Subsystem: Avermedia Technologies Inc DVB-T Super 007
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
Memory at ff8ff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: saa7134
Kernel modules: saa7134

dose anyone know what card and tuner numbers i need to use
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby Niks on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:52 pm

Did you check the first page of this thread ???
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby mr_raider on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:26 pm

Has anyone had success with teh Hauppauge HVR-1800 card? By all accounts, it should be supported in Mint 14, since the drivers were added way back in kernel 2.6. I can only find the ATSC tuner in any application. The NTSC/analog cable tuner seems to not show up. I tried myth tv, kaffeine, and tv headend.

Any ideas?
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby Niks on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:49 pm

I use zapping TV and TV time
sometimes they come up in one but not the other etc...
So hit and miss with these cards.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby mr_raider on Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:41 pm

Niks wrote:I use zapping TV and TV time
sometimes they come up in one but not the other etc...
So hit and miss with these cards.


In TV time I get video only, no sound. Any way to get the capture card working?
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby j paul on Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:44 am

As a newby I am not totally certin about this. But in my blined atempts to get my tv up and running i cam across this.

In the terminal type lspci -v -nn -mm
lspci tells it to list the devices in the pci slot of the computer.
If you using a ubs stick try lsubs -v -nn -mm.
-v tells it to be verbose
-nn tells it that you want bothe the name and number of the device
-mm tells it to show the codes it uses.

Running that gave me
Slot: 03:01.0
Class: Multimedia controller [0480]
Vendor: Philips Semiconductors [1131]
Device: SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder [7133]
SVendor: Avermedia Technologies Inc [1461]
SDevice: DVB-T Super 007 [f01d]
Rev: d1

if I am right that means I need to use the card with numbe code [1131:7133]. that is card 17.
im still not certin about tuners, if anyone can tell me how to find out the tuner the gose with [f01d] I would be gratefull
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby wb666greene on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:04 pm

freddo1965 wrote:wbee,
try this:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options

Freddo


In Ubuntu/Debian its supposed to be:

/etc/modprobe.d/options.conf

Unfortunately it didn't work for me in LMDE or LM13, I started a thread on it when LMDE was "new". My solution was a line in root's crontab:

@reboot /sbin/rmmod saa7134_alsa saa7134 && /sbin/modprobe saa7134 card=42,42

I need two capture cards and don't care about the tuners as NTSC is dead in the US unless you want to hook up an old game or VCR via RF.

I'd like to know of options instead of options.conf is the solution, not that I'm going to change my systems.

EDIT:
Here is a link to my original LMDE thread:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=191&t=83300
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby jmor8801 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:30 pm

I use an wintv 1600 pci and an pinnacle 800i. The wintv one works with out doing anything. Just fire up me-tv or kaffeine. On the Pinnacle 800i i go to linuxtv.org amd find the 800i under the pci devices and download the driver and then install it. Then it is same as the wintv fire up me-tv or kaffeine . I always use the listing on linuxtv.org because those are the ones I have success with. I also have a northwood ( compusa ) hd tuner card and followed the instructions on the bottom of the page and it worked also. Just it used to much cpu so replaced it with the wintv 1600. Which is a great card/
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